27 days in France Itinerary

27 days in France Itinerary

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Paris
— 4 nights
Drive
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Versailles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Angers
— 1 night
Fly
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lyon
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Marseille
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Nice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Colmar
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Strasbourg
— 1 night
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Paris — 4 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip site.

Phoenix, USA to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Paris. While traveling from Phoenix, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Versailles.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Versailles — 2 nights

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Monument au General Hoche, and then explore the historical opulence of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Versailles trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Tour du Nord, then don't miss a visit to Tour de L'Arcade, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Cabane Vauban, then stop by L'Atelier Gourmet, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Mont-Saint-Michel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Angers.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
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Angers — 1 night

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Brissac and then examine the collection at Musee du Bon Pasteur.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Angers tour planner.

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Angers in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bordeaux.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Bordeaux — 3 nights

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Step out of Bordeaux to go to Saint-Emilion and see Chateau Cantenac, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, don't miss a visit to Place du Parlement, admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, and snap pictures at Pont de Pierre.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux visit website.

Getting from Angers to Bordeaux by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trip
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Lyon — 2 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get in on the family fun at AviaSim Lyon, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Lyon, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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Marseille — 3 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more) and Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip site.

Fly from Lyon to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around 61°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nice.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
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Nice — 4 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nice road trip planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Colmar.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Side Trip
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Colmar — 3 nights

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Explore Colmar's surroundings by going to Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace (in Itterswiller), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Porte du Lalli (in Kientzheim). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Town, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, take a stroll through Little Venice, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa des Saules.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colmar trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nice to Colmar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in November, with highs in Colmar at 51°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Spas · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Strasbourg — 1 night

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz and then visit La Petite France.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
Wineries · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.